Angolans in dread of uprooting

In May 2013, the Angolan community marched from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to parliament protesting against repatriation. Picture courtesy of Joao Kaputo

Following that recommendation, Home Affairs (DHA) offered a special dispensation to Angolan nationals to regularize their stay in South Africa over a 14-week period which ended on 31 August 2013. Some managed to apply for a two year visa, a short term solution to alleviate the crisis.